Pimples, acne, blemishes and pimples can make you feel down. Spas and beauty clinics offer myriad skin treatments but can be highly expensive. The good news is you can pamper your skin using natural ingredients easily available in your kitchen. One such ingredient is egg white.
If you are looking for natural ways to get rid of skin imperfections, then egg white can turn out to be really helpful. DIY egg white face mask can help to diminish blemishes, pimples, blackheads and restore your skin’s natural glow.
Benefits Of Egg White Face Mask For Skin
Egg white is loaded with protein, potassium, riboflavin and magnesium that help to repair tissues, remove blemishes and hydrate the skin. It also helps to shrink large skin pores thus helping to tighten and tone skin. Lysozyme, an enzyme present in egg white kills acne causing bacteria.
How to Use Egg White Face Mask
You can directly apply egg white on your face or mix it with other ingredients to make a great face mask. Apply the face mask on clean skin and leave for around 20-25 minutes before washing off. To remove face pack, moisten your skin with water and massage gently in upward strokes. Wash face with clean water and pat dry. Use egg white face mask 2 times a week for best results.
Here are some amazing DIY egg white face mask recipes for a clean skin and even skin tone.
DIY Egg White Face Mask Recipes
Fuller’s Earth Egg White Anti-Pimple Mask
If you have an oily skin prone to pimples then this mask might just be the one your skin needs. Fuller’s earth helps to naturally get rid of excess oil from skin, clears scars and blemishes revealing a glowing complexion.
- 1 egg white
- 1 -2 tbsp fuller’s earth
- 1 tsp rose water
Method: Add the ingredients in a bowl and mix well to make a smooth paste. Add few drops of coconut oil to make a pack for normal skin type.
Egg White and Honey Face Mask
Honey is a natural antioxidant that has protective benefits for the skin. Its antimicrobial properties promote healing of the skin and prevent infection. This mask is great for any skin type but especially for acne prone skin. Honey works great for dry and sensitive skin but have in mind that if you have dry and sensitive skin, egg white can make your dry skin feel even drier. That’s why you might want to use some other honey face mask.
Preferably use raw honey for this face mask because in processed honey, some antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties are destroyed.
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon of raw honey
How-to: Simply combine both ingredients and apply on the face. Leave it on for at least 15 minutes before washing it off.
Egg White and Milk Moisturizing Face Mask
- 1 egg white
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 tbsp gram flour
How-to: Whisk egg white and milk in a bowl. Slowly add flour and combine. Adjust the quantity of flour to get the desired consistency. Keep it on your face for at least 15 minutes and then wash it off with water.
Green Avocado & Egg White Hydrating Mask
- 1 egg white
- ¼ cup fresh mint leaves
- ¼ ripe avocado
How-to: Add the ingredients in a blender and blend well. Apply on your face.
Apple Egg White Skin Brightening Mask
- 1 egg white
- ½ apple, peeled
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
How-to: Blend apple and apple cider vinegar in a blender. Now add egg white and run the blender on low speed to just mix the ingredients together. Apply on your face.
Corn Flour Egg White Peel Off Mask
Looking for a natural method to get rid of unwanted facial hair? This peel off mask helps to gently remove unwanted facial hair for a smooth skin.
- 1 egg white
- 1 ½ tbsp corn flour
- 1 tbsp sugar
How-to: Mix the ingredients in a bowl. Whisk it until it forms a smooth paste. Apply on part with unwanted hair and let it sit for around 20 minutes until it dries. Peel it off. This one can hurt a bit but it shouldn’t be that bad. It is best to use this mask 2 times a week.
How to Use Egg White Face Mask for Blackheads
- Clean your face with warm water to open up the pores and make sure your skin is dry before applying 1 egg white.
- Use your fingers or a paintbrush to apply egg white on part of our face where your blackheads are.
- Cover it with a paper towel or toilet paper and apply another layer of egg white. Let it dry for a few minutes.
- Then apply egg white one more time and wait for it to dry again, and then the third time.
- When it’s all completely dry, you can remove the paper fast. Most of your blackheads should be gone. If not, you can repeat this process in a few days again.
How to Use Egg White Face Mask for Acne and Pimples
Egg white has been known to help with treating acne and pimples for ages and this beauty tip has been passed down by word of mouth for years and years. Egg whites help with acne and pimples because, when they dry out on the skin, they cleanse the skin. Egg whites soak up excess oil and dirt from pores which cause acne and pimples.
If you’re prone to acne or pimples, this is how to use egg white face mask:
- Apply 1 egg white on your entire face. You can whisk the egg so that it’s easier to apply.
- Put the paper towel over your face, over the egg white. You can apply more egg white over the towel if you have extra left.
- Leave the egg white mask on your skin for at least half an hour.
- Gently remove the towel from your face and rinse your face with lukewarm water.
- Finally, wash your face with cool water so that your pores tighten to prevent dirt from entering them again.
Can Egg White Face Mask Help Reduce Wrinkles?
Unfortunately, there is no medical evidence that egg white helps reduce wrinkles. According to Livestrong, it is shown that egg whites can help pull the skin in, which reduces fine wrinkles but that is just temporarily. But on the other hand, egg white does contain vitamin A which reduces wrinkles.
You can use egg white face mask to temporarily reduce fine wrinkles before a night out. The method of using egg white mask for wrinkles is the same as with mask for acne: apply it on the face and leave it on for at least 30 minutes. Then wash off the mask with water.
Why You Shouldn’t Use Lemon in Egg White Face Mask
I’ve seen a bunch of articles online about using lemon in all kinds of face masks, but I wouldn’t suggest you use lemon in this way. Lemons are great but not for the delicate facial skin. They are too much acidic for the skin with pH of 2-3 while the skin has pH of 4.5. This is why lemon juice can trigger inflammation of the skin and make it burn. You can read more about how the pH of ingredients affects the skin at FutureDerm.
Lemon juice is also phototoxic which means you should not be going out of your house after applying lemon juice on your skin. If you really want to try a face mask with lemon juice, make sure to dilute lemon juice with another ingredient that will make the mixture closer to the skin pH.
BTW don’t throw out the egg yolk – it can be used in a homemade wrinkle cream – if you have any wrinkles 🙂